Monday, 27 February 2017

Sweet Dixie .. It's not just a Wedding Dress !! by Tracey Fairgrieve

Today I share a DL Wedding card using Sweet Dixie Wedding Dress stamps from Sue Dix Newly released Wedding Collection and sentiments taken from Sweet Dixie Wedding Bells with Love from Personal Impressions.
This Wedding Dress stamp is so versatile, using different colours
really transforms its elegance into a dress for other occasions.
A Bridesmaid, Evening, Prom or a dress for all those little Princesses out there
i'm sure we all have occasions where this image would be most desirable.
By using just two colours from the same colour family you can create depth and shade. 
A blender or white pen can take away colour or add elements of light to your piece.
Working from *Bottom* to top, the dress is layered up by cutting away a tier 
of the dress each layer, cutting into the design to give lift and dimension. 
Even the length of this dress could be altered, another idea of it's usability.
Here the flower has been coloured and cut multiple times, adding both
wink of stella clear and Ranger Gold stickles glue for a little sparkly magic. 
By shaping and adhering to card with foam pads and surrounding the dress with an
Old Gold Centura Pearl frame it really does make the dress pop out.
Thank you for taking a peek at another of my creations using 
Sue Dix Wedding Collection stamps. 
I look forward to sharing another with you all very soon.
Creative Hugs & Stay Safe...Tracey xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sweet Dixie Moon Card by Teresa Morgan

I have been playing with another of the beautiful Sweet Dixie dies this week. Here is the delightful Sweet Dixie Moon Die

I cut it from two shades of blue and added the paler blue stars as a contrast to the deeper blue. Some simple matting and layering keeps the design fresh and clean. The sentiment is from one of Lindsay Mason’s Sweet Dixie stamp sets. I love all the pretty pierced detail in the moon!!

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed this project.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sweet Dixie Wedding Collection *Bouquet* by Tracey Fairgrieve

Today I'm sharing a card using the Bouquet stamp taken from the Newly released Sweet Dixie Wedding Dress stamp set  Designed by Sue Dix  from Personal Impressions.
The sentiment is taken from Sweet Dixie May This Special Day stamp set another new release from Sue's Wedding Collection.

The Bouquet has been stamped using versafine ink and coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens. Elements from the image have been picked out, stamped, coloured, cut out and layered on top to give a dimensional look. 

A few spots of Ranger Golden Rod Stickles really adds to the detail.
Another versatile stamp set with limitless use that would make a particularly wonderful 
topper for a Mother's Day Card.

Here's just a few examples of colour variations.

Thank you again for sharing your time, 
I look forward to sharing another with you soon.

Wishing you a wonderful day.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Sweet Dixie: Wishing you a day as special as you .. by Tracey Fairgrieve

As Spring is just around the corner i'd like to share another creation using
Newly released stamp set Sweet Dixie Wishing you a day as special as you.. Designed by Sue Dix from Personal Impressions. This set consists of 1 large image and 2 sentiments.

This project was created by first colouring one image and then colouring 
multiple images specifically concentrating on the areas chosen to layer up.

The window panes have been removed and replaced with acetate to give a realistic effect. 
Another layer of flowers have been added around the window frame.

The Window box has been built up by continuing to colour, cut out and build up layers..
adding a dot or two of Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue..

The usefulness of this set is limitless, from Birthdays, Thank you or just plain Hello cards.
 This set is one of two New to Sue Dix's Everyday Collection and 
I look forward to sharing another with you all very soon.

Thank you for stopping by, I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Clever Clogs Owls – Sweet Dixie Stamps by Teresa Morgan

These fun little owl stamps by Sweet Dixie are perfect for making clean and simple designed cards. Today I have two ideas to share with you:

I stamped the images with Memento Ink then coloured with Copics and Promarkers. These quick to make cards are ideal to make ahead of time and add to your emergency stash, ready to be sent out if needed.

Thanks for stopping by today, come back soon for more inspiration!!

Sweet Dixie Love... music by Tracey Fairgrieve

Newly released Sweet Dixie Love Music clear stamp set designed by Kath Halstead from Personal Impressions is perfect for *Music Lovers*

The set contains a beautiful sentiment that will sing out to all Music lovers. 
The sentiment has been stamped onto a hand distressed background using Coffee Archival ink.

The musical score has been stamped using versamark ink and embossed with Ultra Fine Sweet Dixie Mirror Gold embossing powder.

The elegant Guitar has been stamped with Coffee Archival, embossed with clear embossing powder and a dot or two of ranger gold stickles glue added.

The back ground edge has been distressed and faux stitching applied to add the final detail,

Thank you for sharing your time to take a peek at my simple creation using this brand new set by Kath Halstead. I look forward to sharing another with you very soon.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Sweet Dixie with Hugs by Tracey Fairgrieve

Using Sweet Dixie Zendoodle RTG Teddy Stamp Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impression I've created a Hugs card. a card to show someone appreciation, love or an alternative to the more traditional Valentines card.

I first stamped the Teddy and coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens

Then created a background using a 5x7" Gelli Plate, Rollering Acrylic Paints, stamping with Tim Holtz Stamps and dot and dabbing with a few shapes found lying around the house. All transferred and printed onto Linen card.

The Teddy has been paper pieced using one of the four coloured teddy's as a base and cutting up sections of the other three teddy's. Layering using alternative colours and gluing them down has helped to give him that patchwork look.

Backed onto black card, glossy accents, gilding wax and a heart shaped gemstone has given him a little dimension.

The Hugs text has been cut using Ultimate Crafts 3 in 1 Alphabet Dies.

Wishing you Love and lots of Hugs this weekend From Tracey xx